California Chrome won the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, having now taken the first two legs of the 2014 Triple Crown. He is now one race away from becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Immediately after Chrome locked up the Preakness – not to mention making the Belmont Stakes must see TV in three weeks – Twitter fired up a slew of puns and reactions. Here are some of the best hot takes.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) May 17, 2014
— Lana Berry (@Lana) May 17, 2014
california chrome sounds like something you buy in a dimebag
— jake (@callmeshitto) May 17, 2014
Chrome run. Six in a row and one more for immortality. Heck of a horse.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) May 17, 2014
Yet more heartbreak for Alabama Internet Explorer.
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) May 17, 2014
Another one for the “Dumbass Partners.” #CaliforniaChrome
— Lou (@dubois) May 17, 2014
That’s the thing about America. Right now a poor kid is dreaming of one day working just hard enough to watch a winning horse as a poor man.
— Jeb Lund (@Mobute) May 17, 2014
hahaha RT @sundownmotel: looks like california chrome’s trainer is going for the ripple crown am i right
— GuysGirl (@GuysGirl) May 17, 2014
GOOGLE CHROME WINS AGAIN! #TripleCrownWebBrowser
— Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) May 17, 2014
It is official. California Chrome > Google Chrome.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 17, 2014
— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) May 17, 2014
Reporter: “What was the key to the race, California Chrome?” Chrome: *kicks grass* *poops* “Well, there you have it.”
— Quixem Ramirez (@quixem) May 17, 2014
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) May 17, 2014